14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Karesuvanto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in August, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, examine the collection at Apulandia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti visit app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary planning app .

Kouvola is very close to Lahti. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, browse the exhibits of Kuokkalan kartano, and then take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla route planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kouvola in August, Jyvaskyla is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planning website .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Hanko Water Tower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

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Getting from Turku to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Karesuvanto.

Things to do in Hanko

Trails Wildlife Parks
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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Karesuvanto

Karesuvanto
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Karesuvanto day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanko to Karesuvanto. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hanko in August: high temperatures in Karesuvanto hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Muonio.

Things to do in Karesuvanto

Historic Sites
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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Muonio online vacation maker .

Drive from Karesuvanto to Muonio in 1.5 hours. In August in Muonio, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seven Fells Up
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tornio trip itinerary site .

Drive from Muonio to Tornio in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tornio

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kemi
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planning website .

Drive from Tornio to Oulu in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oulu to Porvoo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill